Monday, September 27, 2010

More Reasons to (heart) Fall:

*** Bonfires ***

*** Changing Leaves ***
*** Jackets ***
*** Crisp Air ***

Fat Cats

For Jackson and Lola's birthdays, we had a big birthday bash at Fat Cats. As you can see, it wasn't just the kids having themselves a good time.

(***apparently only Miles was ever around for pictures...I promise the other kids had fun too.)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Harvest Time

My Grandpa Fackrell has the greenest thumb I've ever encountered, and my whole life he has grown the HUGEST garden. Add that talent to his incredible generosity, and our family has always had a supply of fresh produce.

Yesterday my sisters and I went to his house for some grownup Trick-or-Treating and I came home with a huge bag of the most beautiful vegetables. He was so sweet to cut us a cabbage, pull us beets, pick corn, and divvy it all up into our little sacks. I cooked up some cabbage, green beans, corn, and sliced up a huge tomato for dinner and it was SO good!

Happy Harvest!

Flaming Gorge 2010

I have taken WAY too long to get this up here, but in July my family had our annual vacation at Flaming Gorge. We loaded up the boat with camping gear, ski and wakeboard gear, and TONS of food. By Wednesday night we had the whole clan there (minus Elise, who just didn't quite get home in time) and had the rest of the weekend to play.

The only disappointment was the weather--IT WAS FREEZING!!! Miles and I spent a fair amount of time huddled in what he dubbed "our spot" out of the wind with a blanket on our laps, and everyone would jump in for a quick run and then spend the rest of the day getting warm again.

Some of the highlights included Jumbo S'mores, Dinners with Jim and Patti's family and Grandma and Grandpa, Playing games, Reading, Throwing sticks to the dogs, Eating, and just being together.

Katie's kids were such good sports--Lola was the first one to jump in one morning! I think by the look on her face she immediately regretted that decision, but they had fun and were great campers!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Anyone who knows me can tell you what my favorite season is.

I'm so excited--let the festivities begin!